One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounNZ, Australian
Tea brewed in a billy.‘he joined the rest of the drovers for more billy tea’
- ‘Criss-crossing the creek, this easy walk will head down the valley to the reservoir, finishing with billy tea at the dam wall.’
- ‘Bring a torch, a rug to sit on, and a cup to join us for a cup of billy tea after the walk.’
- ‘Michael makes the billy tea over an open fire, lays out cups and scones, and enlivens the discussions of American movies.’
- ‘Maybe they could ride pushbikes while reciting The Man From Snowy River and sipping billy tea.’
- ‘Two staples from earlier times are damper, an unleavened bread cooked over a fire, and billy tea, a strong, robust hot drink brewed in an open pot.’
- ‘Children gathered there every Friday night to eat bread and saveloys and drink billy tea from water boiled on the fire.’
- ‘The tour, which will include billy tea in the gardens, will be limited to around 25, so bookings are essential.’
- ‘Our guide made some billy tea and provided damper, which is best eaten warm with butter or golden syrup.’
- ‘This morning, townspeople are sitting around campfires, drinking billy tea and pondering questions about Australian icon Ned Kelly.’
- ‘The ladies will once again provide their complimentary billy tea and damper, while the band will provide entertainment.’
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